$60M is Alberta’s biggest lotto jackpot win claimed by a couple

An Alberta couple, Walker and Brett McCoy who just claimed the biggest lottery jackpot in the province’s history say they’re going to let the win sink in a little bit before they decide what to do with the $60 million. They did, however, make one purchase already – a brand new truck.

The couple purchased the $11 “quick pick” Lotto Max winning ticket on Sept. 22 from McLeod Trading Post in the hamlet of Peers. The next day, the couple from Yellowhead County returned to the same store to pick up some chicken feed for their hobby farm and treats for Walker’s four children.

When Walker checked her lottery ticket she couldn’t believe all of the numbers that popped up across the screen.They say even after getting the cheque they are still in shock.

The tiny hamlet of Peers, about 180 kilometres west of Edmonton, may only have a population of 120 according to its website, but it appears to be a charmed place for lottery players.


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